TBRHSC Medical Professional Gets Spit on in the Mouth


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yet another story in the city which involves a member of the public being spit on, this time, directly inside their mouth.

Allegations are that a Brian Donald Ashton was at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre when he became irate and managed to spit directly inside the mouth of a medical professional.

Hardworking staff at the hospital along with officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) responded to the scene and the suspect was arrested and charged. A TBPS officer has been stationed next to Ashton’s bed since.

Ashton appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom this morning via telephone call from the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre this morning. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon was presiding along with Crown Attorney Katrina “Lock ’em UP!” VanKessel and a duty counsel lawyer Joyk Wakefeld.

Ashton was charged with  single count of assault. He has quite the lengthy criminal record.

He is not granted bail today and will remain in police custody and eventually jail, once he is medically cleared to go, until at least Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, where he will have another swing at being released from jail.

This behaviour is absolutely disgusting. Our medical professionals have a hard enough task at hand that they do not need to deal with being assaulted, especially like this. Let’s continue to watch this case to see how the courts deal with it.

Anyone with a photo of Brian Donald Ashton is urged to text it to 807-355-8917 or email tips@trcctb.com


11 Replies to “TBRHSC Medical Professional Gets Spit on in the Mouth”

  1. Disgusting f_____g animal.

    When you hear of stuff like this going on, it’s embarrassing to admit you’re from Dumpster Bay.

  2. For Goodness Sakes will somebody please notify CTV or CNN of what we are putting up with here. Maybe once the native leaders are forced to acknowledge the abuse their members are committing against Non natives they will take some action. This is a serious issue and does nothing to enhance any types of reconciliation. Why are these types of assault being allowed in Dumpster bay.

    1. Why would CNN come and do anything lol.

      You’re literally commenting on a news website wanting coverage while reading the coverage you’re wanting..

      You’re welcome.

    2. Native? Where does it say this jerk is Indiginous or native.? Can’t recall ever hearing of a native with the surname Ashton but who knows?

  3. For goodness sake can someone please thank Pino for all of the hard work that he does!!

    Thank you Pino 🙂

    Lil Angel

  4. I work along side of the victim and sad to say this happens more than the public knows. In fact I responded to a situation on another floor last week and was ASSAULTED via a direct point blank gob in my face. How disrespectful!! It bothers me greatly that the police officer who slapped a girl after a similar assault a few years ago was severely reprimanded and ostracized for her actions. Try living in the shoes people before you judge. You have no idea!!

  5. Thanks Pino best news of what is happening to my favourite town It is just eye opening to read this s? of what is really happening now in most neighbourhoods I really like when you remind people to pay attention to what is going on around them , people seem to forget sometimes myself also.

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